As the name suggests, this recipe comes from my Mother.
Maa’s Tikka Boti is called Tikka Boti at my mom’s place. This recipe is very close to my heart and one of my favorites. My mother, once when she went on a vacation to Mumbai, then Bombay tried something from an Iranian cafe. Now Iranian cafes in Mumbai have food to die for, especially the non-vegetarians. Iranian kheema paav is one of my favorite dishes as well.
So, getting back to my mom’s trip. She tried a chicken roll from the cafe and though she couldn’t have asked for the recipe, with what she tasted, she calculated roughly and started making this dish and this was one dish I always loved having. For the years, I always felt there should be more occasions when this should be made. I feel there was so much effort that went into making this dish that my mom always found it tough to make it on a random day and probably somewhere felt more acknowledged when there were more people around to appreciate the effort. Therefore, this was strictly only made on get-togethers. I feel that was just a way of thinking and also a shortage of resources. Like, when I was a kid back in India, the kitchens weren’t airconditioned [most aren’t airconditioned now either] plus the region I belong to, Rajasthan, was hot, and cooking in those extreme temperatures was more than tough.
Now things are so much more convenient and easier for those who want to cook at home. So, here I am with a recipe most loved by me and everyone who has tasted it, from my mother’s kitchen. The recipe is pretty simple and if you find it hard to make Rotis at home, you can always get store-bought rotis and spread some whisked egg over it and fry from both sides.
Is this dish different from Kathi Roll?
Not really. It’s different since I have not seen eggs being spread on Kath rolls and the parantha that they make is also a little different. I like both, they are made differently and have their own special flavor.
I just happen to love this more since this dish brings me beautiful memories and the flavors are just reminders of pure mother love.
This dish is great for school/office lunches, an easy road trip lunch/dinner.